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by trotro
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 74
Views: 10290

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

No I'm just doing it for a bit of fun to find out more about the sport. I thought about doing some citizen's races here but everyone in the area who races is very sporty and while I don't mind coming last, I'd be worried about finishing a long time behind other skiers. I looked at the Foulee Blanche...
by trotro
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Ole-Einar Bjørndalen retires at 44
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: Ole-Einar Bjørndalen retires at 44

Such a shame, but understandable. A wonderful person. Her sporting move last year of giving Hinz her pole which she broke even if it meant compromising her own race and these things are common, was just an example of the sportsman she was. A nice summary of her career here: http://www.biathlonworld...
by trotro
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1044

Re: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?

Magnus Johansson wrote:
trotro wrote:Great video of Viking classic action at Fossavatn in Iceland

https://youtu.be/zpt2rFJVhX8

Thanks! Have you skied that race?


with the short Icelandic days I think it would be dark by the time I've finished :-)
by trotro
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1044

Re: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?

If not already posted, nice one from the French Team at Antholz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F98o-C7c8M0 I've been there; This road is groomed once a week or so and goes up to a pass to Austria and a small resort there. (There's no border anymore... Think about Wolrd War One, and its millions k...
by trotro
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1044

Re: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?

Great video of Viking classic action at Fossavatn in Iceland

https://youtu.be/zpt2rFJVhX8
by trotro
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Ole-Einar Bjørndalen retires at 44
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: Ole-Einar Bjørndalen retires at 44

Darya Domracheva has retired as well, he said she "couldn't find a good balance between family life and skiing". She was taking her daughter on the circuit with her but that obviously didn't work out even with Ole-Einar's help. https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2018/06/25/darya-domracheva-ret...
by trotro
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 74
Views: 10290

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Here is the softair biathlon target I'm working on. This was just a test that a softair sniper (under 2 joules power) could tip the target at 5 meters. I will now have to build 4 more targets. You can get a softair sniper for around $100 USD and they are quite accurate so could be good for training....
by trotro
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 74
Views: 10290

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Wow how cool to have a course with them! What's your take on the Nordeex skis? Reason for change? I have very little knowledge about rollerskiing but I had a pair of Powerslides before, in comparison the Nordeex are much lower to the ground and there are fewer vibrations. The fork for the wheels is...
by trotro
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Road rage against rollerskiers
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Road rage against rollerskiers

to quote Simon "I only had a few scratches" https://scontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p526x296/11427168_10155672933850343_4207313428564861852_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=cb0e1acf1ce8a90070f112f36e60d4d8&oe=5BA5EB40 after hitting him the driver threatened him with an Axe !
by trotro
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 74
Views: 10290

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

I did one long run (for me 16km) along the tow path but it was very very hot. I'm going to restart soon as I have a 3 day rollerski / biathlon course in August with Marie Dorin and Lois Habert, post retirement MD has a bit more free time on her hands. I'm currently building a softair biathlon target...
by trotro
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Ole-Einar Bjørndalen retires at 44
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: Ole-Einar Bjørndalen retires at 44

Neuro wrote:Seems likely. Happened to Bjørgen, Sundby, Kalla and more too.


or maybe a wife that is too young for him :-P
by trotro
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Johaug is back
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Johaug is back

Let's hope it doesn't rain for the Blink this year. It will be good seeing Johaug back losing her cool with the runners!
by trotro
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Johaug is back
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Johaug is back

Holmenkollen? Did you see the rain? (still at least she won't need sunscreen under the Oslo skies).

https://youtu.be/Jst3OBnuZkw


Crazy fast on the descent. Not many spectators.
by trotro
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Uphills
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Uphills

but generally is this endless climbing useful for anything? It sure isn't fun, and too hard training will take long to recover? Not for technique anyway, unless you are really strong. I went out at the weekend, first real rollerski of the year, 16km and it was pretty hard, and that was all flat... ...
by trotro
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: vLogs to keep you going over the summer
Replies: 1
Views: 311

vLogs to keep you going over the summer

Here's a couple which may be interesting:-

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo

https://youtu.be/JC-dd8WsQJw

and Aristide Begue (it focuses quite a bit on his sister who has moved up in the French B squad for 2019 so we may see a lot more of her in the future).

https://youtu.be/7_hekGt3NLI

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